Many of the Edmodo groups we are using have been “locked.” This does not mean people cannot join them but it does mean that the codes listed on the blog are no longer useable. Please use the links below to access the following areas:
6th Grade Basal Alignment Project: Washoe’s effort to extend the Council of Great City Schools’ BAP process into the 6th grade. http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/8c80eb7cc366a27ebc36457fb0743d64
Leading the Core: ELA CCSS–inservice class for district administrators leading sites into the Core. http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/26f005bb0dba0dac7026d66d7f71887d
CRT Instructional Materials: testing preperation matched to the old item specifications. (Note, none of the materials are aligned to the CCSS.) http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/9cdb622d7c258038d85615caacecae52
About Aaron Grossman
I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary.
Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here).
In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador.
I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org